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News for Jan. 18, 2005

Oscar winner Adrien Brody to announce this year's nominations

1/18/05, 10:14 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US actor Adrien Brody (news), who won the best actor Oscar for his role in "The Pianist," will unveil the nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards next week, organisers said. Brody, who became the youngest person ever to win the best actor award for his performance in Roman Polanski's 2002 holocaust drama, will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Frank Pierson in unveiling this year's nominees before dawn on January 25. [More]

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1/18/05, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is ready to go! Do you want to receive our free weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of over 1400 mailing list members! Sign up now! [More]

Kong Still Lives

1/18/05, 9:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Max writes: Not sure if this is of interest for you as your page is more about the new Kong production. Anyway, I recently visited a guy in Burbank, CA who owns the original KONG (or what's left). That's me on the picture with "him". As you can see I felt damn happy holding a legend in my hands. [More]

News for Jan. 17, 2005

Entertainment Weekly Talks Kong

1/17/05, 10:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Entertainment Weekly Talks Kong The January 21st issue of Entertainment Weekly featured this short article on King Kong. Take a look! [More]

Peter Jackson's movie plans send book sales soaring

1/17/05, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Obviously the next best thing to getting a plug on Oprah's Book Club is having Peter Jackson announce he wants to make your book his next movie project. Sales of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones have exploded since the local director confirmed it will be next on his filming agenda. "We've increased our sales by 400 per cent," Whitcoulls book promotions manager Dorothy Vinicombe said. [More]

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Jackson: Remaking 'King Kong' Is a Dream

1/17/05, 10:11 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES - Director Peter Jackson's first attempt to remake "King Kong" featured an Empire State Building constructed out of cardboard and a Manhattan skyline painted on an old bedsheet. It was an amateur effort, but Jackson was only 13 at the time. He has a bigger budget now, at 43. Jackson, who directed "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, said remaking "King Kong" has been a lifelong obsession. The $150 million remake now in production is a respectful tribute to the 1933 original. Jackson approached Fay Wray, who played Ann in the first film, about making a cameo, but she died before it was possible. [More]

Art Contest on Message Boards

1/17/05, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Altaira writes: Check out this friendly, informal little art competition on the Message Boards: there's some amazing talent (and a few good laughs). [More]

News for Jan. 16, 2005

LA Times Reveals More Kong!

1/16/05, 2:41 pm EST - Xoanon

LA Times Talks Kong Kong Spy HawaiiBlizzard sends along these scans from the LA Times magazine section, take a look at this art from Kong! [More]

News for Jan. 12, 2005

'D' Concert for Tsunami Relief

1/12/05, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

dan writes: You've posted Tenacious D information in the past, so thought you may be interested in this. They are putting on a concert in Los Angeles, California on January 17. The location is The Wiltern LG, tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and all the net proceeds will go directly to the tsunami relief effort via the American Red Cross. I am a big Beck fan and stumbled across this on his website. He is one of the "friends" that will also be performing. [More]

News for Jan. 11, 2005

'Peter Jackson': A Verb?

1/11/05, 6:58 pm EST - Xoanon

The Star Online has called IBM Malaysia's recent winning of seven awards at the recent Computerworld Readers’ Choice Awards a 'Peter Jackson', meaning they swept the award show. Could this be a new verb on the horizon? When someone wins all the awards possible in one night? Or perhaps if you are on a winning streak you could say you are 'Pulling a Peter Jackson'...who knows...try it out with your friends..see who gets it. [Article in Question]

More Info on Brody & Shore at the Palm Springs FF

1/11/05, 6:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Christopher writes: A couple of weeks ago I saw that you linked over to the Web site that I work for (www.TheDesertSun.com – which is the Web site for The Desert Sun newspaper over here in Palm Springs) to report on Howard Shore and Adrien Brody’s acceptance to attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival. [More]

Cooper Biographer Interview

1/11/05, 6:35 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from vfxblog write: I thought you might be interested in an interview I've done with author Mark Cotta Vaz, who has written a biography on Merian C. Cooper. Mark is a former senior writer for Cinefex and the author of Industrial Light + Magic: Into The Digital Realm, Behind the Mask of Spider-Man, The Art of The Polar Express and The Legends of Movie Matte Painting, among many other film and visual effects-related books. Vaz talks to vfxblog about his writing career and his involvement with visual effects, also previewing his upcoming book, Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong. [More] [Pre-Order 'Living Dangerously : The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong' from Amazon.com Now!]

Brody Talks Kong at Palm Springs FF

1/11/05, 6:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From Our Message Boards (via comingsoon.net): Adrien Brody flew in from the New Zealand set of King Kong, where he said he had been (Highlight to read!) !SPOILERS! "wrestling monsters underwater," to present the Rising Star Award to The Village co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.

Brody's 'Village' on DVD

1/11/05, 6:24 pm EST - Xoanon

New to DVD this Tuesday is the Adrien Brody film 'The Village'. This film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan tells the story of a small village and the dangerous secrets the townspeople keep. [Buy 'The Village' Widescreen Edtion from Amazon.com] [Buy 'The Village' Fullscreen Edtion from Amazon.com]

News for Jan. 09, 2005

New York Work Continues

1/09/05, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

New York Set Details Gandalf writes: I visited the set again today and found that while the cast and PJ may be on holiday the construction folks and art department still appear busy. As you'll see from this group of photos, more of the facades have been painted, some now sporting names and logos while extra detail is visible on some verandah's. The large free standing poles or beams are intriguing and as for the rest of the shots, I'll let the fans discover their secrets. [More]

News for Jan. 08, 2005

King Kong Production Stills

1/08/05, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon

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Kong Spy David sends along these production stills from Peter Jackson's King Kong. We've seen variations of the Images featuring Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody, but I think this is the first official production still of Jack Black as Carl Denham!

Watts' 'Ring Two' Trailer Out

1/08/05, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon

A trailer for the new Naomi Watts film 'The Ring II' has been released. Take a look if you dare!!! [More]

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